We all have things that can give us the “ick” or make us feel gross if we hear, see, feel, or taste it. Some of these things we can all 100% agree are disgusting, while others may be debatable. Here are 13 completely normal things that many people find disgusting.
1. Other Peoples’ Breath
Some people can’t stand to be in the vicinity of someone else’s breath, regardless if it’s stinky or fresh. The idea of just being so close to someone that they can feel their breath simply grosses them out.
2. Chalk on a Chalkboard
While it’s not exactly ‘nails on a chalkboard,’ even the mere sound of the chalk writing on a chalkboard and the texture of the chalk as they’re holding it can just gives them the shivers.
3. Bags of Dog Poop
When dog owners clean up after their dogs, they pick it up using a plastic bag. And while it’s important to clean up your dog’s mess, many people then take the bag of dog poop and toss it into people’s gardens or on hiking trails. Put them where they belong, in the garbage.
4. Dirty Rings
Some people are turned off when they see someone with a beautiful ring who doesn’t take the time to clean it properly. Your gorgeous engagement ring needs to be cleaned to remove caked-on germs, grease, and dead skin caught in the ring’s gaps.
5. Cleaning With a Dirty Sponge
Nothing grosses people out more than drinking from a “clean” cup and smelling rotting food inside. Dirty sponges don’t clean properly and can leave behind particles of old food, bacteria, and foul smells.
6. Hearing Someone Chew
The sound of someone chewing is a huge pet peeve for many. The mushing together of the food and the smacking of the lips drives them insane. It’s even worse if they do it with open mouths, and you can see what they eat.
7. Dirty Faces
Seeing a kid with a dirty face can disgust some people. They don’t like seeing mushed-up food all over a child’s face or, even worse, snot dried all over their nose.
8. Monetizing Your Child
It may be a different type of “gross,” but many are disgusted when they see a parent using their child as an opportunity to make money – especially if the child is not interested in doing what the parent wants.
9. Hocking a Loogie
To some people, the sound of someone hocking up a loogie can trigger their gag reflexes faster than anything else. And actually watching them do it just sends them off the edge.
10. No Hand Washing
Seeing someone sit down and start eating without washing their hands is disgusting. They are ingesting all the germs, dirt, and who knows what else. It’s even worse if they’re also preparing food for others.
11. Shoes Without Socks
Can you imagine the sweat and the stink inside the shoes of someone who isn’t wearing socks? Their feet will stink, and if they take those shoes off and walk through someone’s house, they are just spreading their stink across the floor.
12. Kissing a Pet’s Mouth
It’s all good to love your pet, but kissing a pet on the mouth is gross to most people. Pets clean themselves with their mouths, and they are filled with germs. Then, they’re passing those germs right onto your mouth or face.
13. Posting Videos of Others
It’s disgusting behavior to post a video of another person online without their knowledge. Doing this with the intention of making fun of them all in the name of clicks, likes, and saves. It is bullying and not nice.
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